Michael Garry

Supermarket News

Michael Garry has been the Technology Editor for Supermarket News since 2002. His beat encompasses in-store, headquarters and warehouse technology; supply chain logistics; sustainability; and food safety. Previously, he served as managing editor and editor-in-chief for RetailTech magazine. In total he has been covering retail technology topics since 1991.

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Oct 11, 2010

GreenChill Is Great, but There's Room for Improvement

The supermarket industry does not usually regard the federal government as a close friend and ally. Like most businesses, food retailers tend to chafe....More
Aug 09, 2010

Myriad Roles of Cell Phones Test Food Retailers

Every day there seems to be another new application for smart phones. One begins to wonder, paraphrasing Homer Simpson: Is there anything smart phones....More
Jun 21, 2010

Consumer Data Needs to Be Accurate, Synchronized

For many years, the mantra at U Connect, the conference sponsored by the standards organizations GS1 US and VICS, has been data accuracy. Conference....More
Apr 19, 2010

Retailers Need to Be In IT Standards Discussion

During the recent recession, with revenue gains hard to come by, retailers have increasingly turned to cost-cutting maneuvers, and few areas offer....More
Mar 15, 2010

The Time Has Come to Eradicate Food Deserts

In writing the Page 1 news article on the food deserts issue, I thought about how it compares to the health care debate. For one thing, both involve....More
Feb 15, 2010

Industry Can't Afford to Wait for Food Safety Law

In covering two conferences over the past few weeks that have dealt heavily with food safety, I have heard some encouraging reports about the....More
Jan 18, 2010

Twitter Is Nice, but Don't Forget About Inventory

My year as a business/technology journalist officially kicks off at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention....More
Nov 16, 2009

Digital Coupon Checkout Evolves With Cell Phones

Digital coupons may represent a small fraction of the total population of coupons, but their impact is starting to be felt in food retailing. As....More
Oct 19, 2009

What Technology Is Needed to Survive a Recession?

In good times and bad, retail technology occupies an important place in any food retailer's business. But in the harsh economic climate of the past....More
Sep 07, 2009

Sustainability Winners Get Direction From the Top

The first thing that struck me about the winners of SN's 2009 Sustainability Excellence Awards — Publix Super Markets (chain category), Associated....More
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